• The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College offers a marriage of non-partisan politics and the humanities. It serves as an intellectual incubator for engaged thinking and public discussion that is the bedrock of our democracy. In the spirit of Hannah Arendt, the Center's mission is to encourage people, in Arendt's words, "to think what we are doing."
  • Courage To Be: Lecture and Dinner Series

    Courage To Be: Lecture and Dinner Series

    The HAC welcomes Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism, Jeanne van Heeswijk, on Monday, April 27th. Click below for more details.



  • Translating the Holocaust: H.G. Adler As Writer and Scholar

    Translating the Holocaust: H.G. Adler As Writer and Scholar Keynote by Jeremy Adler, panel discussions, and remarks by special guest Bill T. Jones on Analogy/Dora: Tramontane. May 4th, 2015 at 4pm in Bard Hall. Free and Open to the Public
  • Privacy; Why Does It Matter?

    Privacy; Why Does It Matter? The Hannah Arendt Center presents the eighth annual conference titled "Privacy: Why Does it Matter?"

    Save the date: October 15-16, 2015
    More details coming soon!

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Save The Date!

Save The Date!
Our annual fall conference titled "Privacy: Why Does it Matter?" will take place on October 15-16, 2015!

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

Scholar: Michiel Bot

“The danger is that a global, universally interrelated civilization may produce barbarians from its own midst by forcing millions of people into conditions which, despite all appearances, are the conditions of savages.”
-- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism